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Nov 13, 2020
QRC welcomes state’s new Resources Minister

QRC welcomes state’s new Resources Minister

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the appointment of Member for Townsville Scott Stewart as state Minister for Resources. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said Mr Stewart had been a strong and familiar voice for the resources sector who recognised that the value of mining and gas industries spread widely across Queensland. “I had the opportunity to congratulate Scott on his ...

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Nov 12, 2020
Dalrymple Bay coal port IPO to raise $656m

Dalrymple Bay coal port IPO to raise $656m

Brookfield Asset Management plans to raise at least $656 million in the initial public offering of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, in which it will sell a 51 per cent stake. It comes after the Queensland Government this week confirmed it was taking a stake of almost 10 per cent in the Mackay region export facility amid plans for a $1.2 billion expansion. The Queensland Investment Corpor...

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Nov 12, 2020
Chinese demand for Qld LNG not flagging

Chinese demand for Qld LNG not flagging

Chinese trade restrictions do not appear to have affected Australian exports of LNG, according to analysts EnergyQuest. All Australian LNG projects export to China but around half of the shipments come from the three Gladstone projects – Australia Pacific LNG, QCLNG and GLNG. And China is heavily invested in Queensland’s LNG industry, with China’s state-run CNOOC, PetroChina ...

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Nov 12, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From tractor slashing to trade services, pump stations to painting and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 13 November 2020 2:00 PMPEAK010380: Winton Shire Council – HVAC for Shire Hall Peak ServicesFri, 13 November 2020 2:00 PMCHRC010390: 2020T151C – Tractor Slashing Works 2020/2021 Central Highlands...

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Nov 12, 2020
Western Downs hat trick in public works awards

Western Downs hat trick in public works awards

Western Downs Regional Council has claimed three awards and Toowoomba-based Ged Brennan has been named Engineer of the Year at the 2020 IPWEAQ Excellence Awards. A total of 18 awards were presented at a ceremony in Brisbane this week as part of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, Queensland (IPWEAQ) annual conference. Western Downs Regional Council senior works manager Br...

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Nov 12, 2020
Mastermyne lines up  Crinum operator role

Mastermyne lines up Crinum operator role

Mastermyne Group is continuing as mine operator at the Crinum underground site while owner Sojitz Blue finalises strategy and investment approval on a proposed restart of operations there. An underground mining services contract with Mastermyne, including provision of equipment, is under negotiation as part of that process. Sojitz Blue acquired the Gregory Crinum complex near Emerald from B...

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Nov 12, 2020
Red River releases Orient exploration results

Red River releases Orient exploration results

Red River Resources says it has defined an extensive high-grade silver-indium system at its Orient project near Herberton. The company recently collected 44 samples from Orient West and 37 samples from Orient East. Sampling at Orient West returned an average grade of 357 g/t gold, 241 g/t indium, 8.2 per cent lead and 5.8 per cent zinc, with peak assays of 1730 g/t gold, 1,289 g/t indium, ...

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Nov 11, 2020
Palaszczuk reveals new Cabinet line-up

Palaszczuk reveals new Cabinet line-up

Townsville MP Scott Stewart has been named as the Resources Minister in Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s new-look Cabinet. Ms Palaszczuk revealed the full line-up for her ministry this afternoon after Governor of Queensland Paul de Jersey formally invited her to form government following the October 31 poll results. The Premier, in her third term, said the ministry reflected the import...

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Nov 11, 2020
Green light for Paradise Palms redevelopment

Green light for Paradise Palms redevelopment

Cairns Regional Council has opened the way for a $300 million plan to redevelop the 95ha Paradise Palms golf course into a residential and tourist precinct. Proponent PPNQ Developments received approval for its development application for the new masterplan for The Palms, with a raft of conditions, at a council planning and environment committee meeting today. The company last week said a s...

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